Fentanyl Overdose, Cocaine, Drug Addiction & Alcoholism

by Candace Bruce | March 10, 2019

When I was 5 years old I never envisioned myself at 22 years old in fentanyl overdose, using cocaine, with a drug addiction and alcoholism. In fact, I thought I would be a veterinarian because I liked animals. I was using drugs in high school and drinking quite a bit, but I was still good […]

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Using Your Anxiety to Your Advantage

by Balboa Horizons | January 19, 2017

Anxiety, as both a condition and a feeling, is characterized as an incomprehensible dread. These intense feelings of worry and sense of vulnerability can be passing or seemingly constant. While uncomfortable, these feelings aren’t always harmful. Drug and/or alcohol abuse can cause neurological changes that can trigger or intensify anxiety. When these feelings impede on […]

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Featured on A&E Intervention

by Balboa Horizons | August 4, 2016

If you watch A&E’s Intervention, you may have recognized Balboa Horizons on last weekend’s episode (7/31/16). We take pride in being chosen as the treatment destination by the interventionists and producers of this Emmy award winning show. Read below about some of the accreditation that Balboa Horizons has been awarded that indicates we are providing the highest level […]

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Balboa Horizons Announces The Best Way Men’s Detox

by Balboa Horizons | June 30, 2016

Balboa Horizons announces the opening of a new Men’s Residential Detox Center called The Best Way. The six-bed Orange County center will treat men detoxing from substances such as alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates, and stimulants. Balboa Horizons’ detox is gender specific and only for men, following with Balboa Horizons’ policy of keeping all programs gender specific, […]

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Balboa Horizons is Hiring: Support Staff

by baladmin | December 15, 2015

Balboa Horizons loves its clients and its team. Our support staff members play a large role in the addiction recovery of our clients. They are with them 24/7, supporting them through the highs and lows of addiction recovery. Serving in the treatment field requires balance of clinical expertise, inner strength and compassion. If you think […]

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Managing Sugar Cravings in Recovery

by baladmin | October 30, 2015

There are many inside jokes in recovery. One being, “I put the plug in the jug and the refrigerator door popped open.” It’s common for people in recovery to stop one addiction and then start another; a common one is eating sugar. Constantly reaching for candy, cookies, frozen yogurt and any other food loaded with sweetness […]

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Pain Pills Now Harder to Get

by baladmin | January 26, 2015

On Monday new federal rules moved prescription drug medication containing hydrocodone into a stricter drug class. The most abused pain killers that include hydrocodone include Vicodin, Lortab, and Norco. These drugs account for more prescriptions than any other drug, with more than 130 million filled each year. Some of the rules that are now in […]

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Dual Diagnosis: How Treatment Can Help

by baladmin | January 19, 2015

What is a dual diagnosis? A dual diagnosis, or co-occurring disorder, exists when a person has mental illness issues along with substance abuse problems. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), around 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders How is it treated? While medication support can be a useful tool in […]

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Early Sobriety and the Holidays: 25 Ways to Stay Sober

by baladmin | December 12, 2014

Stress around the Holidays The holidays can be a very stressful time for most addicts in early sobriety. Why is that? Well, many of our families were worried sick and stayed up late waiting for us to come home, hoping not to receive a dreaded phone call from the police. Those family members may still […]

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iPhone, iPad, iRelapse? Technology and Early Sobriety

by baladmin | December 9, 2014

Technology poses a new threat to individuals in early sobriety In the age of technology, people primarily communicate through smart phones, computers, and social media. Because of this, it is important to look at the role of technology in addiction and recovery. Triggers in early sobriety used to be bars, drug deals, and old connect houses. […]

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